Some of the finest pubs in the the South east are celebrating after coming out on top at the Irish Pub Awards 2017 regional final, which took place in The Coachman, Clonmel last night (Monday, 2nd October 2017).  They will now go forward to the National Awards Ceremony on 8th November.

(l-r) Pat Crotty, President, VFI, Brendan Tracey, Matt the Millers, Kilkenny, Best Music Pub winner, South East Region, (sponsored by IMRO), Padraig Cribben, CEO, VFI

The winners in the South East Region are:

Innovative Pub of the Year sponsored by Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance: Malzards Bar & Pub, Stoneyford, Kilkenny

Best Music Pub sponsored by IMRO: Matt the Millers Bar and Restaurant, Kilkenny

Best Tourist Pub sponsored by Molson Coors: The Strand Tavern, Duncannon, Co Wexford

Best Outdoor Space sponsored by Bulmers:  Bill Foley’s Bar, Lounge and Beer Garden, Cashel, Co Tipperary

Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by Heineken: Oskar’s Bar and Restaurant, Waterford City

Best Local Pub sponsored by Diageo: The Porterhouse, Castlebridge, Co Wexford

Best Food Pub sponsored by Musgrave MarketPlace: The Uluru Outback Bar and Restaurant, Waterford City

Pub Personality of the Year sponsored by Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard: Jim ‘Flash’ Gordon, Revolution Craft Beer and Whiskey Bar, Waterford City.

(l-r), Pat Crotty, President, VFI, Fred Malzard, Malzard’s Pub, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny, Innovative Pub of the Year winner, South East region, Gary Walton, BOIPA

The Irish Pub Awards are jointly presented by Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) and Licenced Vintners Association (LVA).  A series of seven regional events are taking place around the country between 18th September and 4th October to announce 56 finalists through all categories.

(l-r) Pat Crotty, President, VFI, Dervela Reburn, The Strand Tavern, Duncannon, Co Wexford, Best Tourist Pub winner, South East region, Leo Brennan, Molson Coors

(l-r) Pat Crotty, President, VFI, Seamus Foley and Lucy Guerin-Foley, Billy Foley’s Bar, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Best Outdoor Space winner, South East region, (sponsored by Bulmers), Paddy Brereton, VFI

(l-r) Pat Crotty, President, VFI, Jim ‘Flash’ Gordon, Oskar’s Bar, Waterford, Outstanding Customer Service winner, South East region, (Sponsored by Heineken), Padraig Cribben, CEO, VFI

(l-r) Pat Crotty, President, VFI, Myles and Sharon Doyle, The Porter House, Castlebridge, Co. Wexford, Best Local Pub winner, South East region, Pat Hayden, Diageo

(l-r) Pat Crotty, President, VFI, John Brennan, Uluru Bar & Restaurant, Waterford, Best Food Pub winner, South East region, Alan Ronayne, Musgrave Marketplace

(l-r) Pat Crotty, President, VFI, Jim ‘ Flash’ Gordon, Revolution Bar, Waterford, Pub Personality of the Year winner, South East region, Damien McCarthy, IDL Pernod- Ricard